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Astronaut Koichi Wakata poses for a photo after holding a news conference on March 29 to announce his retirement from the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency at the end of March.
JAPAN / Science & Health / FOCUS
Jun 18, 2024
After three decades, Japanese astronaut Koichi Wakata moves to private sector
Wakata became chief technology officer for the Asia-Pacific region at U.S. startup space company Axiom Space in April.
A Starliner spacecraft sits atop an Atlas V rocket for a test flight in 2021.
WORLD
Jun 2, 2024
Boeing’s long-awaited crewed mission aborted just before liftoff
The next launch opportunities are June 5 and June 6, NASA said in a blog post.
From left: Russian cosmonaut Konstantin Borisov, Danish astronaut Andreas Mogensen, American astronaut Jasmin Moghbeli and Japanese astronaut Satoshi Furukawa sit inside the SpaceX Dragon Endurance spacecraft as they are recovered by the SpaceX ship MEGAN shortly after splashdown in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Pensacola, Florida, on Tuesday.
JAPAN / Science & Health
Mar 13, 2024
Furukawa and three other astronauts return to Earth after six months
The Crew-7 mission came to an end after the SpaceX Dragon capsule splashed safely into the Gulf of Mexico.
Pola President Miki Oikawa (center) unveils skincare products designed for use in outer space's low-gravity during an event in Tokyo on Monday.
BUSINESS / Companies
Aug 29, 2023
Japan firms create 'space cosmetics' headed for ISS in 2024
A face wash and a lotion have been devised by Pola and ANA Holdings for use in outer space's low-gravity, resource-scarce conditions.
SpaceX's Crew Dragon blasts off Saturday morning carrying four astronauts to the International Space Station.
WORLD / Science & Health
Aug 26, 2023
Four-person crew, including Japan's Satoshi Furukawa, blast off to ISS
Furukawa, who is on his second trip to the ISS, will be the subject of a study examining the effects of an extended space stay on various organs.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
May 21, 2023
The International Space Station is a model for a better world
As the Russians just reminded us, the science lab in the sky run by them, the Americans and others is the alternative to nationalism and war.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 12, 2023
NASA SpaceX Crew-5 splashes down after five-month mission
NASA's SpaceX Crew-5 returned to Earth on Saturday after a five-month stay aboard the International Space Station.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jan 12, 2023
Japanese astronaut apologizes for data tampering and gets warning
Satoshi Furukawa, 58, was responsible for an experiment conducted between 2016 and 2017 that simulated life on the ISS.
Japan Times
WORLD
Jul 27, 2022
Russia to quit International Space Station 'after 2024'
The confirmation of the long-proposed move comes as ties unravel between the Kremlin and the West over Moscow's military intervention in Ukraine.
Japan Times
WORLD
May 20, 2022
Boeing's Starliner space capsule launched on key test flight to ISS
If all goes as planned, the capsule will gradually raise its orbit as it continues en route to the space station, arriving after about 24 hours to dock with the research outpost.
Japan Times
WORLD
Apr 26, 2022
All-private astronaut team returns safely from landmark space station visit
The SpaceX crew capsule carrying the four-man team, led by a retired NASA astronaut who is now vice president of the Texas company behind the mission, Axiom Space, parachuted into the sea after a 16-hour descent from orbit.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Apr 25, 2022
First all-private astronaut team aboard space station undocks for flight home
The flight home was postponed for several days due to unfavorable weather at the splashdown zone, extending the Axiom crew's stay in orbit.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jan 7, 2022
Going to space makes you 'obsessed with Earth,' billionaire Yusaku Maezawa says
The 46-year-old fashion magnate and art collector in December became the first space tourist on the International Space Station in over a decade.
Japan Times
WORLD
Dec 28, 2021
U.S.-Russia alliance in space shaken by events on planet Earth
For decades, the space station has been a symbol of diplomatic triumph between the U.S. and Russian space agencies, NASA and Roscosmos, and the two countries.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Nov 24, 2021
NASA just launched a spacecraft that will crash into an asteroid
If successful, the mission could help space agencies deflect a future asteroid and avert a catastrophic impact on the Earth.
Japan Times
WORLD
Nov 16, 2021
Debris from Russian anti-satellite test endangers space station crew
The crew retreated into the Soyuz and Crew Dragon crafts for safety when the International Space Station neared the debris field, according to NASA.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Sep 3, 2021
Space junk, long feared, is now an imminent threat
Although the vast majority of space junk is the size of a grain of sand or smaller, at least 26,000 pieces are big enough to destroy a satellite.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 25, 2021
Japan's Akihiko Hoshide among new ISS crew after SpaceX launch
The commercially developed SpaceX Crew-2 Dragon ship carrying a group of four astronauts successfully docked with the International Space Station on Saturday.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 1, 2021
Oral care product made by workers with disabilities could be sent to space station
The mint-flavored spray is made by mentally disabled people employed by a nonprofit organization in Niigata Prefecture.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 15, 2021
Deployment of Myanmar's first satellite under review due to coup
Myanmar's first satellite is being held on board the International Space Station following the Myanmar coup, while Japan's space agency and a Japanese university decide what to do with it, two Japanese university officials said.

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